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18 May 2018 description
report World Vision

Key messages

  • Uganda continues to receive new arrivals from South Sudan though the daily average arrival rate has gone down compared to the last 6 months. On average 100+ people are being received daily compared to 2,000+ that where being registered daily mid-2017. Children constitute 61 per cent of the refugees. The ongoing active conflict in South Sudan causes the continued influx. New arrivals also mention that they are crossing to Uganda so that their children can access good education and health care services.

17 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


• Refugees continue to arrive from South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). In the reporting period, around 1,100 refugees from DRC arrived every week compared to 683 in March 2018. 5,095 new refugee arrivals from South Sudan came to Uganda in April compared to 6,397 received in March but slightly higher than 4,947 refugees received in February 2018.

• 82% of all new refugees in Uganda are women and children.

15 May 2018 description


The ongoing verification of refugees in Uganda that started on 1 st March 2018, has verified a total of 237,369 individuals as of 11th May 2018, representing 16.4% of the estimated target of 1.4 million registered refugees. The highest daily output was reached with 10,607 individuals verified in a single day last week.

15 May 2018 description






In 2017, some 354,556 new refugees from South Sudan sought safety in Uganda, citing fears of sexual and physical violence, political uncertainty, forced recruitment of children, looting and food insecurity as reasons for fleeing their country of origin.

12 May 2018 description
report Mercy Corps

Filed by: Meghan Prichard
Digital Content Manager

Soon after Grace learned to walk, she learned to flee.

Now 29 years-old, she has fled to Uganda two separate times because of conflict in her home country of South Sudan.

Grace, like so many other South Sudanese people, was forced to leave her home behind to save herself and her four children from violence. Last time she fled with her family — at the age of 2 — was also due to conflict.

She hopes she’ll be able to return home again soon.

11 May 2018 description
report Oxfam

By Parvin Ngala

WASH Advisor Parvin Ngala shares how Oxfam is working with others to turn solid waste into valuable energy in some of Uganda’s refugee settlements.

09 May 2018 description
report REACH Initiative


Moyo District in the West-Nile Sub-Region of Uganda is a major hosting area for people displaced from Kajo-Keji County in Central Equatoria, South Sudan after fighting spread though he county in the second half of 2016. Due to ongoing insecurity, Kajo-Keji County has been mostly inaccessible to humanitarian actors since July 2016.

02 May 2018 description
report Cordaid

Financial services play a key role in refugee populations helping them to be more resilient. However, as refugees are perceived as high risk they struggle to get access to finance. The Rural Finance Initiative (RUFI) proves that lending to refugees can be profitable.

01 May 2018 description

Above-average rainfall across Uganda expected to support favorable first season harvests

Key Messages

  • Rainfall has been above average throughout Uganda. Although incidences of flooding and water logging have been reported, so far these events are isolated and have not had widespread negative impacts. Harvests are expected to be average and most areas of the country will maintain Minimal (IPC Phase 1).

23 Apr 2018 description

Reporting by: Irene Nakasiita

Under the scorching afternoon sun, a young woman walks through the narrow, bushy foot path with a jerrycan. She opens a running tap near a fenced water plant, fills her jerrycan and returns to the path. She is Beatrice Anyei, 26. With a shy smile she welcomes me to follow her to her home.

14 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


• Uganda is host to the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world. As a result, Uganda is now Africa’s leading refugee-hosting country and has jumped from the 8th largest refugee-hosting country in the world in mid-2016 to the 3rd largest, after Turkey and Pakistan, today.

• UNICEF and partners are supporting the Government respond to the increasing refugee influx from DRC. In addition to conflict, the refugees have experienced a cholera outbreak that has affected over 2,000 people, including 40 deaths.

13 Apr 2018 description

By Elias Biryabarema

KAMPALA, April 13 (Reuters) - Uganda is considering a request from Israel to take in 500 migrants from Eritrea and Sudan, a minister said on Friday, the first time the East African nation has acknowledged it is in talks over such a deal.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

12 Apr 2018 description

$470.6 million
UNHCR's financial requirements 2018
Funded 39.4 million
Funding gap 431.1 million

06 Apr 2018 description

Uganda is currently hosting the highest number of refugees in the country’s history, and is receiving simultaneous emergency influxes from South Sudan, DRC and Burundi.

The number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda has exceeded one million, and the daily arrival rate remains high. Arrivals from DRC have risen since Late December 2017. Chronic underfunding of the refugee response is threatening humanitarian organisations’ ability to continue delivering lifesaving and critical assistance.

06 Apr 2018 description

6,397 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda during the month of March, at an average daily rate of 208, bringing the total number to 1,053,598.

Refugees report fleeing primarily out of fear of being killed by fighters from either side of the conflict inside South Sudan. Other reasons of flight include, hunger and lack of social services.

Despite the ceasefire agreement signed in December 2017 between the warring parties in South Sudan, the humanitarian situation remains unpredictable.

Operational Context

04 Apr 2018 description
report Voice of America

April 04, 2018 10:39 AM
Halima Athumani

KYANGWALI, UGANDA — The refugee population in Uganda stands at more than 1.4 million and growing, thanks to conflicts in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The influx is forcing Uganda to rethink its decades-old policy of allocating plots of land for refugees to farm and live on.

The Congolese refugees arrive on the Ugandan side of Lake Albert aboard rickety boats.

More than 60,000 have come since the start of the year. They are fleeing a fresh wave of communal violence in the northeastern D.R.C.

03 Apr 2018 description

Kampala, 3 April 2018 – At the end of last year, a fist fight between two students at a school in Maaji III, one of several refugee settlements in the northern Adjumani district of Uganda, resulted in the death of one of them.

The boys belonged to two different South Sudanese ethnic communities: the Ma’di and the Latuka. In the aftermath of this tragic incident, there was an escalation of violence between the two communities, which the local authorities struggled to contain and was only brought to a halt following the intervention of the deceased boy’s grandfather.